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Life in the Central Valley of California


Published 1949


Shows the agriculture, trade and infrastructure of California's Central Valley, all made possible by irrigation.


Run time 10;05
Producer Coronet Instructional Films
Sponsor N/A
Audio/Visual Sd, C

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SHOWS MAN'S CONQUEST OF NATURE BY PROVIDING WATER FOR THE NATURALLY FERTILE SOIL OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. PICTURES THE ABUNDANCE OF CROPS BEING PRODUCED THERE.


CALIFORNIA CROPS FARMS FARMING FARMERS FOOD FIELDS SOIL
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Reviewer: JayKay49 - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 12, 2012
Subject: And By 2012....
Stockton is broke and the farms in the San Joachin Valley have had had their irrigation water shut off because its needed by some rare fish or something, say the libs. Billboards all over the place harping about how the irrigation water has been taken away.

Crazy fools. Sell those farms and head to the coast and grow marijuana just like everybody else. A low maintenance cash crop and after all choomin is almost legal here anyway.

I didn't see the Joads. I wonder if they stayed or what.

Some of the older comments were placed well before the housing debacle. Half of Stockton and Sacramento is in foreclosure. Tsk tsk.
Reviewer: timc67 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 22, 2010
Subject: Really cool!!
I was born in Sacramento and lived in Stockton for a while. It is cool to see footage of the area from the late 1940's.
Reviewer: bread - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 17, 2006
Subject: interesting
a rather interesting film with plenty of historically important footage.well worth downloading.it's a bit dull at times, but it's still enjoyable.
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 26, 2003
Subject: Californet
Pretty standard film about California, and how the irrigation factors made California towns like Fresno and Sacramento made them into larger communities because of all the agriculture made availible to them. This film is ultra-surprising since it's made by Coronet, who have branched off from social guidance films in the past, but I never knew that the company made films like this. Nice color too.
Reviewer: RedAliCat - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 21, 2003
Subject: Still the same, over fifty years later!
As a Fresno native, I've seen most of the places in this film, and none of them have changed. Really. Actually, it was very fascinating to have the ocean development of the valley explained (they never did while I was in school there). Good shots, bland narration, not much music overall. Since this film was made, Selma (just south of Fresno) has been christened "Raisin Capital of The World," but Fresno still remains the epicenter of ag trade and the "Midwest of California."
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